Wellington is a cold and moody city. In winter it is colder than a witches' tit (but without the added bonus of snow). In summer it is sometimes equally as cold. If we are lucky, we will get a summer, though it may only last a few days.
When the summer weather is rubbish, Wellingtonians all around the town can be heard muttering things like: "Screw this, I'm moving to Tauranga!" or "You call this a summer? I want my freaking money back!"
Supposedly Wellingtonians are very easy to pick when they travel, because they talk about the weather constantly. Apparently it is not so common to talk about the weather when you live somewhere sunny. I guess you just adapt to the sunshine and take it for granted. At least us Wellingtonians will never do that!
The one perk about having long cold winters and short or non-existent summers is that we get to wear fabulous and funky winter attire for a good chunk of the year! I love winter woolies! Especially cosy scarves and knit caps.
So when is it not okay to wear a knit cap?
Knit caps are not to be worn when it is hot. They are not to be worn with summer clothes. It is completely unacceptable to wear a knit cap with a singlet and/or shorts. Why? Because it makes no sense!
Why are you wearing a knit cap when it is sweltering hot? Why are you wearing that knit cap with a singlet? Were you a little chilly? Well put on a freaking sweater before you go hauling out the winter woolies! Yeah, we both know you weren't cold. You just wanted to look a bit hip, did'n'cha? A little dishevelled and wanton. Ooh you're so badass! Stay away from this one! He's wearing a knit cap, in summer! He totes cray-cray!
If you're cold, put on a sweater first, then some trousers, then if you're still cold whack on the hat.
My rule of thumb is: If you can see your arm fat, you don't need a knit hat.